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Baillie CA, Epps M, Hanish A
Usability and impact of a computerized clinical decision support intervention designed to reduce urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
The researchers evaluated the usability and effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support (CDS) intervention aimed at reducing the duration of urinary tract catheterizations. They found that usability improved to 15% with the revised reminder. The catheter utilization ratio declined over the 3 time periods, as did CAUTIs per 1,000 patient-days. They concluded that the usability of the reminder was highly dependent on its user interface, with a homegrown version of the reminder resulting in higher impact than a stock reminder.
Citation: Baillie CA, Epps M, Hanish A . Usability and impact of a computerized clinical decision support intervention designed to reduce urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Sep;35(9):1147-55. doi: 10.1086/677630.
Keywords: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)